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just spotting for the first few cycles of the pill normal?

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i started logynon ed pill im on my second first period was normal which was 4 days of bleeding 3 days pf spotting,my next period was just spotting not much on the pad at all mostly only when i wiped.
i have been under alot of stress for the last 6 months could this be the cause of the spotting or is it normal to have a period like this for the first few cycles of the pill?

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replied March 10th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A32616
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You can experience lighter bleeding while being on the hormonal birth control pills. Stress can also affect the hormonal status causing period pattern changes. However, lighter periods can also suggest possibility of pregnancy (contraceptive failure), if you had been sexually active without additional protection. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the altered periods/spotting that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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